Oct 10, 2017

Unboxing Bob at Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

On October 13th, the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery will unveil the new exhibition Unboxing Bob,  a companion exhibition to Robert S. Neuman: Impulse and Discipline which is currently on display.

Unboxing Bob "unpacks" Neuman's home and studio to examine his artistic vision through his own objects, images, and ideas. The exhibition will feature his studio tools and supplies, sketches, teaching materials, correspondence, jewelry-making and artworks.

Both Impulse and Discipline and Unboxing Bob will be on display through December 6th. 

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery Celebrates Neuman's Career as an Educator

We are excited to announce the upcoming panel discussion 'Robert S. Neuman: Artist as Teacher, Teacher as Artist', a companion event to the major retrospective, 'Robert S. Neuman: Impulse and Discipline' currently on view at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. 

This informal discussion about the wisdom and wit Bob brought to the classroom will feature of a group of Neuman's former students from Keene State College, Brown University and Harvard. 

Event Information:
Friday, October 13th, 2017 from 6:30- 8:00 p.m.


Sep 21, 2017

'Sixty Years in Paint' at Childs Gallery

Robert S. Neuman: Sixty Years in Paint opens this month at Childs Gallery; it is the latest collaboration between the Sunne Savage Gallery and Childs Gallery. The exhibition celebrates Neuman’s prolific six decade career as an artist. Works exhibited span the full breadth of Neuman’s artistic canon and exemplify the shifts in style and subject matter that occurred throughout his career. 

An opening reception will be held on September 27, from 6- 8 p.m. at Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116. The exhibition will be on display through November 12th.

Large-Scale Retrospective to Open at Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery

Robert S. Neuman: Impulse and Discipline is set to open at the Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery at Keene State College on Friday, September 22, 2017.

This is the latest large-scale retrospective of Neuman's work and the most comprehensive to date. The exhibition explores Neuman's identity as a major, distinctive figure within the landscape of post-war American art. His brand of "emblematic expressionism" gives him a distinctive place in the history of abstract expressionism; the full scope of this unique artistic style will be on display at this exhibit

The location of the exhibition has unique resonance; Neuman founded the Keene State Art Department in 1972 and was awarded Professor Emeritus in 1992. 

The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 22, from 5- 7 p.m. at the Thorne Sagendorph Gallery, 229 Main St, Keene, NH 03435

There will also be two panel discussions associated with the exhibition this fall. 

Robert S. Neuman: Artist as Teacher, Teacher as Artist
Friday, October 13th, 6:30– 8 p.m.

This informal discussion between Neuman's former students from Keene State College, Harvard’s Carpenter Center, and Brown University will shed light on Neuman's identity as a teacher and mentor.

Robert S. Neuman and Post-War Art: A Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 4th, 2– 4 p.m.

Curator Joseph Ketner, art historian Lisa Crossman, and critic Carl Little discuss the artistic and intellectual path Neuman followed throughout his career.

Mar 7, 2017

Childs Gallery to Kick Off Big Year for RSN

In advance of Robert S. Neuman's upcoming exhibition at the Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Childs Gallery is hosting an event to promote the exhibition, and provide a venue to discuss funding for the exhibition catalogue and public programs. 

Thorne-Sagendorph gallery director Brian Wallace will be introduced at the event, in addition to project contributors and other special guests.

Event Location: Childs Gallery 169 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Event Date and Time: Tuesday, March 28th from 6-8 p.m.
RSVP: Contact Colleen Johnson at cjjohnson@keene.edu or 603-358-2731.
Unable to attend the event?: Tax deductible donations in support of the upcoming exhibition may be made at www.keene.edu/development/online.

Robert S. Neuman: Impulse and Discipline opens later this year on September 22, 2017 at  Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery at Keene Stage College. 

The Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery was chosen as the location for the latest large-scale retrospect of Robert S. Neuman's work due to his close ties to Keene State. Neuman founded the Keene State Art Department in 1972 and spent two-decades there until he was awarded Professor Emeritus in 1992.

Nov 8, 2016

Lame Deer Greasy Grass Donated to Bowdoin College

We are pleased to announce the recent donation of Robert S. Neuman's Lame Deer Greasy Grass to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine by a private collector from the state. The painting will now be housed in the museum's permanent collection to be used for educational and teaching purposes.

Robert S. Neuman's abiding sense of humanism is foregrounded in his Lame Deer series. He began the series following a visit to Lame Deer, MT— near the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn—  where he witnessed the persistent but quiet plight of Native American tribes. Works like Lame Deer Greasy Grass explore a disquieting side of the American West that few are able to see. Neuman's passion for the American landscape also extended to Maine, where he traded paintings for a home on Mount Desert Island in the 1960's and where Lame Deer Greasy Grass will continue to reside. 

Pictured above: Lame Deer Greasy Grass, 1996, watercolor, ink and graphite, 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

Jul 6, 2016

Seacoast Mission Exhibits Ship to Paradise Series

Please join us at the opening reception of Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise at Maine Seacoast Mission in Bar Harbor, Maine. 
The exhibition will feature numerous unique works on paper, as well as lithographs, etching and plates from both private and museum collections. The exhibition runs from July 22nd through September 9th.
Friday, July 22nd, 2016, 5:00-7:00pm

Carl Little Lecture:
Wednesday, August 24th, 5:30-7:30pm

Maine Seacoast Mission, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
Ship to Paradise #2, 1977, Stone lithograph, 27 x 38 1/2 inches, Collection of Phillip Heckscher